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2015

  1. Migrant workers

    ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Campaign in Singapore: Development, Implementation and Results

    19 July 2015

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Course is designed to be conducted for migrant workers from the ASEAN region. It has been piloted in Singapore and will soon be implemented in Malaysia and Thailand. This video shows how the financial literacy materials were developed, tested, and used.

  2. Migrant workers

    ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Course: Enhancing the Development Contribution of Migrant Workers

    19 July 2015

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Course is designed to be conducted for migrant workers from the ASEAN region. It has been piloted in Singapore and will soon be implemented in Malaysia and Thailand. This video will be shown to migrant workers during their post-arrival orientation in Singapore to encourage them to enhance their financial literacy skills.

  3. Migrant workers

    The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN

    12 July 2015

    he International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database for ASEAN gathers all official government sources of data on the stocks and flows of migrant workers within the region, as well as on ASEAN country nationals who work abroad. The data are published as 'special collection' on ILO's central ILOSTAT Database portal. The database is intended to facilitate evidence-based policymaking at the national, bilateral and international levels. The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database for ASEAN is an initiative of ILO's Canadian Government-funded project on Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project).

  4. Migrant workers

    Preparation Meeting for the 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    09 April 2015

    ASEAN Member States prepare for the 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) and reflect on the contribution of the AFML to improve the protection of migrant workers.

  5. Disaster response

    Rebuilding communities after Haiyan in Northern Cebu

    15 January 2015

    When Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit Northern Cebu it destroyed public and private infrastructure, wiped out livelihoods, and disrupted productive activities. The ILO focused its efforts on the industries of tourism, agriculture and construction, identified as key drivers of economic growth and stability in the typhoon-affected municipalities. The strategic approach was comprised of sub-projects under local public assets reconstruction, vocational skills training, and trade and enterprise development. The ILO’s work ensured a holistic livelihood recovery, building up communities for more sustainable development.

2014

  1. Disaster response

    Paving the way to recovery after the Bohol earthquake

    31 December 2014

    On 15 October 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol, which affected 348,507 people and damages amounted to Php1.38 billion. The ILO through its Employment Investment Intensive Programme (EIIP) addressed quick recovery of jobs and livelihoods affected through emergency employment and community based livelihood support. The ILO applied its crisis response approach and implemented an employment and livelihood recovery response which ensures a job-rich recovery process that is resilient to future natural disasters. A crucial component of the response was the rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, enhancing the flow of people and goods and jumpstarting local economies.

  2. Disaster response

    Paving the way to recovery after the Bohol earthquake: A training video

    31 December 2014

    This training video on the Employment Investment Intensive Programme (EIIP) features quick recovery of jobs and livelihoods after the Bohol earthquake in October 2015, through emergency employment and community based livelihood support. The ILO applied its crisis response approach and implemented an employment and livelihood recovery response which ensures a job-rich recovery process that is resilient to future natural disasters. A crucial component of the response was the rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, enhancing the flow of people and goods and jumpstarting local economies.

  3. Migrant workers

    Toward the Implementation of Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN countries

    16 December 2014

    This video discusses the mutual recognition arrangements (MRA) and the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) in ASEAN countries. Representatives from governments, employers' and workers' organizations as well as ASEAN Secretariat and the ILO share their views on the importance of MRS in the ASEAN Economic Community, coming into effect in 2015.

  4. Natural disaster recovery

    Building back better with decent work after Typhoon Bopha

    12 November 2014

    The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world. Typhoon Bopha, named Pablo locally, was the strongest storm to hit Mindanao in two decades. Working closely with the Australian Government and those affected on the ground, the ILO supported communities to build back better with decent work, livelihoods and social protection at the forefront of recovery.

  5. Video

    Haiyan: Planting seeds of the recovery

    08 November 2014

    A year after Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as "Yolanda" devastated parts of The Philippines, thousands of people whose lives depend on agriculture are still trying to cope. It wasn't only that farm fields cultivated for years were destroyed; farmers who knew only one way to provide for their families lost their livelihoods. But now there is new hope in the mountains and farm fields devastated by Haiyan.

  6. Video

    Haiyan: Building back better and greener

    08 November 2014

    Nearly 8,000 people were killed and nearly 15 million others were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan tore into The Philippines a year ago. In the aftermath of the country's worst-ever natural disaster, one of the most urgent challenges was restoring a way to make a living for the nearly 6 million people who were affected by the typhoon. Emergency employment programs were set up in the hardest hit areas. Now, a year after Haiyan, people have new job skills, and enterprises are beginning to emerge from the devastation.

  7. Video

    Building back better with decent work after Typhoon Bopha (Pablo)

    25 September 2014

    The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world. Typhoon Bopha, named Pablo locally, was the strongest storm to hit Mindanao in two decades. Working closely with the Australian Government and those affected on the ground, the ILO supported communities to build back better with decent work, livelihoods and social protection at the forefront of recovery.

  8. Video

    Tale of a Journey - Official Film Teaser

    12 May 2014

    Tale of a Journey features the experience of Filipino migrant health workers in Finland as it also brings in the perspective of sending and receiving countries. Government, employers and workers share their insights for a more balanced view of migration. The film is produced by the ILO Decent Work across Borders: A Pilot project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers, with funding support from the European Union and in partnership with the Asia Pacific Film Institute.

  9. People's Television Network

    ILO to provide more jobs for typhoon Haiyan survivors in Philippines

    08 January 2014

    Philippines state television reports on the ILO's efforts to help create jobs for survivors of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Together with the Philippines Department of Labour and Employment, the ILO is running a short-term emergency employment programme, which will develop into longer-term activities including skills development training.

2013

  1. Video

    Rebuilding through emergency empoyment after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on ANC ShopTalk

    21 November 2013

    ABS-CBN News Channel's ShopTalk hosted by Ria Tanjuatco-Trillo interviewed ILO Director Lawrence Jeff Johnson on the impact of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on people's lives and livelihoods. Emergency employment must start on day one after the disaster.

  2. Video

    ABS-CBN Red Card to Child Labour

    01 October 2013

    ABS-CBN artists hold up the Red Card and lend their voices against child labour. In 2013, the Philippines has made significant progress in reducing the worst forms of child labour, but there are still 3 million Filipino children trapped in child labour, risking their health or even their lives and mortgaging their future. Spread the word and join the campaign to help children have a better future -- a future without child labour.

  3. Video

    US Ambassador to the Philippines and ILO: Red Card to Child Labour

    26 September 2013

    In 2013, the Philippines launched the Red Card to Child Labour. US Ambassador Harry Thomas, ILO Director Lawrence Jeff Johnson and ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour Project Manager Giovanni Soledad hold up the Red Card to Child Labour. Child labour deprives girls and boys of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. What can YOU do to take action against child labour?

  4. Video

    Philippines: Hold up the Red Card to Child Labour!

    12 September 2013

    Phil and James Younghusband of the Philippine National Football Team hold up the Red Card to Child Labour. Over 3 million Filipino children are victims of child labour. A red card is used in sports like football to indicate a serious offense. Child labour, as a serious offense, deprives children of the chance to play, to study and to live a life with dignity.

  5. Video

    Landmark global treaty for domestic workers comes into force

    05 September 2013

    There are at least 53 million domestic workers worldwide, excluding child domestic workers. In an interview with Al Jazeera America, Lawrence Jeff Johnson of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines talks about the historic ILO Convention extending basic labour rights to domestic workers around the globe.

  6. Video

    Ending child labour: An interview with Lawrence Jeff Johnson on ANC Talkback with Tina Palma

    05 August 2013

    ABS-CBN News Channel's Talkback with Tina Palma interviewed Director Lawrence Jeff Johnson of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines on ending child labour in the Philippines. Talkback with Tina Palma is an interactive current affairs programme tackling political and social issues. Director Johnson along with officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) talked about what government, communities and citizens do to end child labour.